Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, and when accidents occur on a construction site, the results can be disastrous. Heavy equipment and other hazardous conditions can cause severe injury or even death. If you or a loved one was injured on a construction site, you need the assistance of a construction accident lawyer who knows how to investigate and defend workers’ compensation claims as well as pursue personal injury suits.
Our team at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC has been representing clients throughout New Jersey for over 45 years. At our offices in Kearny and Hoboken, NJ, we can determine if safety regulations were not followed and whether you have a case for personal injury. We can also help you if your workers’ compensation claim is denied or undervalued. To schedule a case evaluation with our team, contact us online or call us at (201) 998-2728 today.
The Hazards of Construction Work
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 991 out of 4,693 worker fatalities in 2016 were in the construction industry, meaning one in five work-related deaths occurred in construction. The high fatality rate associated with construction work is due to the hazardous nature of the job. Employees on construction sites often work on elevated platforms and around heavy machinery, toxic materials, and electricity.
These dangerous conditions mean construction accidents often result in serious and often fatal injuries. Employers and contractors are required to follow OSHA’s safety regulations to ensure the health and safety of their employees. If they do not and an accident results in your injury, you may have cause for a personal injury suit in addition to workers’ compensation.